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Salta, Argentina
Train to the Clouds Experience

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icon12 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Overview

Experience the Argentine Andes with this all-day railway adventure. Select your preference for a combination bus and train or train-only tour and embark on your journey. Learn about the region from a informative guide, stop for a complimentary breakfast in the mountain village of Alfarcito, and admire landmarks like Termas de Pompeya and the elegant trestle bridge, La Polvorilla Viaduct.
  • Take the “train to the clouds” and explore Argentina’s La Puna region
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and select a combo tour or train-only option
  • Learn the natural and cultural history of the region from a guide
  • Capture memorable photos and get an up-close view of local culture
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Breakfast
Snacks
Local guide
Professional guide
Local taxes
Lunch
Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Ameghino & Balcarce , Ameghino & Balcarce, Salta, Argentina

    Departure Point: Bus & Train Option: Salta train station Address: Salta Train Station: Ameghino y Balcarce Return point: • Bus & Train Option: Salta train station 

  • Ruta Nacional 40 , RN40, San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina

    Train Option only: San Antonio de los Cobres train station Return point: Train Option only: San Antonio de los Cobres train station

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Tren a las Nubes
    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
      Q:
      What is the policy on sanitization during Train to the Clouds Experience?
      A:The policies on sanitization are:

      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      See all safety measures taken by Train to the Clouds Experience.
      Q:
      What is the social distancing policy during Train to the Clouds Experience?
      A:The policy on social distancing is:

      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      See all safety measures taken by Train to the Clouds Experience.

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      • "Lunch stop good with multiple choice of tiny village restaurants." See review

      Reviews

      4.0
      star-4
      260 Reviews

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      star-2
      A nice little train trip but very short
      Jon_F
      , Feb 2022
      Trip is very short 20km total I believe. You only get a great view if you have a window seat and for 1/2 of the trip you get to sit on the side with the great views. Then you switch to the other side to be fair and give the other passengers a view. If you want to upgrade you ticket or change it just toss that idea in the garbage. Because nothing is allowed.
      star-1
      Viator has no respect to consumers
      Dante_M
      , Dec 2021
      Viator sold a NONREFUNDABLE TICKET WHEN THERE WAS NO TRAIN scheduled for " TRAIN TO THE CLOUDS" here in Salta, Argentina. I went to the train station and manger was appalling: " How can they do that when there is no train running at the time of the year." I JUST WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!!
      4 travelers found this review helpful
      star-5
      Great!
      Freddy_R
      , Apr 2020
      Wonderful!! Great time! Beautiful landscapes. Everything very well organized. In way and in time. Highly recommended. Be prepared for eventual dizziness and breakdown...
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-5
      Train to the Clouds 👍🏻
      mrhurray
      , Feb 2020
      Wonderful day. Spectacular scenery and the tour was very well organized. Exactly as advertised. Only minor complaint was we wished there was a little more narration on the bus portion. But overall a great trip and highly recommended!
      star-5
      Train to the Clouds - a ‘must do’ trip for the scenery
      Jocelyn_S
      , Jan 2020
      Fast checkin despite around 200 people before boarding our respective buses. Nice breakfast stop in tiny village. Spectacular rugged scenery. Good driver making bus trip comfortable. Young, charming guide speaking good English and informative. Frequent checking of his group to make sure no-one was suffering from high altitude. Train to the Clouds was delightful with plenty of photographic opportunities. An added touch was to have an ambulance and medical team with us at all times, case of need at such high altitude. Lunch stop good with multiple choice of tiny village restaurants. Late afternoon visit to another small village and a snack to eat on the bus. A long day but brilliant organisation making it an incredible trip.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-5
      Worth the cost
      Allison M
      , Dec 2019
      Ultimately this experience was worth the cost, it's the most expensive compared to other regional tours however the bus was the highest quality, had a washroom and USB plug ins. Also there was a nurse on the bus and an ambulance that travelled with the motorcade of 6 tour buses as well as a security truck. The sights were impressive and different from other tours. The guide spoke great english and the food was basic but perfect for what it needed to be. My one item was to not book on Viator as when I arrived they didn't have a record of the reservation as compared to others. They ended up assigning me a train seat which was already taken, the good news is that I ended up with my own window seat and the seat beside me empty and lots of personal space so maybe gamble and try it for yourself?
      star-5
      Very professional company
      mclaujk
      , Oct 2019
      From check in to drop off back in Salta, every thing was handled seamlessly. Had a very good time and recommend the experience highly.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-4
      Tren a Las nubes
      Catherine A
      , Aug 2019
      Excellent scenery, lovely experience, however the stop at the viaduct was too short (20 minutes). Also, viator advertised this trip with breakfast and we did not get any. The tickets would not download from the voucher, however our passports were sufficient when presented at the check in at the station.
      star-5
      Wonderful experience!
      IsmaelG_B
      , Mar 2019
      Well organised. very friendly staff. We loved it. I recommend to have enough cash to buy the local indigenas art. They do not have credit card systems.
      star-5
      Excellent. Well organized and very interesting.
      Adrianus_R
      , Nov 2018
      Excellent. Very interesting and very well organized. Very comfortable. Unique route with beautiful landscape
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-1
      NO VOLVERÍA A CONTRATAR NADA POR VIATOR !!!
      Jorge_L
      , Nov 2021
      Cuando llegue a la estación para canjear mi baucher por por el pasaje me encontré con que mi reserva no estaba hecha . Jamás me pude comunicar con nadie de Viator , no contestan los teléfonos ni los mails. Pésima experiencia encontrarse en esta situación
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-5
      Spitzenerlebnis
      Dieter_T
      , Jun 2020
      Eine vorzügliche Betreuung und Erlebnis. Die Abfertigung in Salta am Bahnhof und der Service im Zug, sei es im Speisewagen oder im Abteil war äußerst freundlich und mit Niveau.
      star-4
      Très beau mais trajet trop long à partir de Salta
      micheltoporkoff145
      , Feb 2020
      Très joli (bien qu'un peu moins que ce qu'on voit en Bolivie... ) mais trajet en bus nettement trop long pour mon goût

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